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Increased police presence in Ocean Beach following series of crimes

Posted at 11:14 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 15:22:52-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The San Diego Police Department is stepping up patrols in Ocean Beach following violent crimes.

A woman was attacked on Bacon Street near Narragansett Avenue last Sunday and a man was stabbed in the arm outside Winston’s Beach club on Jan. 17.

Neighbors have been complaining about the growing homeless population in the area and drug use.

Officers were visible in the busiest parts of Ocean Beach Friday evening issuing citations and making arrests.

“It’s very reassuring to see so many police out on the streets down on the beach,” said Donna Kinder. "It makes me feel a lot safer.”

The San Diego Police Department has not indicated how much longer the increased patrols will last.